Posted November 11, 2015
Dr. Brian Magerko was interviewed by Cara Kneer on Atlanta Tech Edge about tech related jobs and whether to influence kids to pursue a career in technology. Magerko emphasizes the difference between pushing kids to learn tech skills and exposing them to these skills. They also discuss the importance of accessibility to resources for kids from underrepresented race and gender groups.
“Cool Stuff! Music-Based Software” is Magerko’s follow-up interview with Kneer about EarSketch, which he explains is a “free-to-use online environment” that “engage[s] kids in learning how to program by doing computational music remixing”. He shows off the program and walks through how to use it.